The three or four-year BA debate - Macleans.ca

The three or four-year BA debate

Which is better? It looks like Canada and America are going to switch

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Here’s an interesting contrast between America and Canada on the length of study for a standard Bachelor’s degree. While Canada has offered three-year degrees for decades, American universities have loyally stuck with the four-year degree.

Now, Canadian universities (facing the potential of declining enrolment due to demographics) are looking to eliminate the three-year degree in favour of keeping students around for an extra year. Meanwhile, as the U.S. government pressures universities on the high cost of PSE, American universities are looking at the three-year degree as a solution that could lower the cost of a BA degree by a year.

Link: Don’t shorten college to three years